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Two journalists assassinated in separate incidents in Punjab, Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly deploring the murders of two journalists in two separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province, in recent days. With the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan now reaching 13 this year, the IFJ has demanded that the Pakistan […]

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Second journalist gunned down in Hafizabad within a week

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HAFIZABAD: In the second incident of its kind within a week, unknown gunmen killed a journalist, who was also an office bearer of the district press club, in Punjab’s Hafizbabad area on Sunday. Yaqoob Shehzad, a father of four, was sitting in the office of a local journalist on Gujranwala road in Hafizabad district of […]

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US-based Pak journalists voice support for Balochistan colleagues

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NEW YORK: A large gathering of US-based Pakistani journalists and political and civil society leaders have expressed solidarity and support for the beleaguered Pressmen in Balochistan, where 40 of them have been killed over the past seven years, and called for bringing the culprits to justice. Speakers at the meeting urged the government to launch […]

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The worst form of censorship is killing journalists

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LAHORE: Censorship in Pakistan appears in many forms, but of them is the worst is: intimidating, threatening, torturing and even killing journalists. Media analyst Adnan Rehmat said this at a seminar on ‘Media Ethics in the Time of Threat’ on Thursday. The seminar was held by Rozan’s Secretariat of Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism with […]

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Harmony for Humanity concert held for Daniel Pearl

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Karachi: US Consul General Brian Heath attended the “Harmony for Humanity” concert to commemorate Daniel Pearl World Music Days at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) on Thursday. “This afternoon, we not only celebrate the life and example of Daniel Pearl, but also stand together with one voice to call for tolerance, peace and non-violence, […]

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Call for arrest of killers of media workers

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QUETTA: Speakers at a condolence reference here on Sunday paid homage to two journalists and an accountant of a news agency murdered in an attack on their office and said journalists working in Balochistan would never surrender to violence. The reference was held by the Quetta Press Club for Online news agency’s bureau chief Irshad […]

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Journalists make human-chain to mourn killings of colleagues

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QUETTA: Journalists made a human-chain outside Balochistan High Court and Balochistan Assembly to mourn the killing of their colleagues on Monday evening. The media representatives were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of perpetrators of journalists’ killings in Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province. Last month, armed men had barged into the Online […]

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Balochistan march threatened if killers of journalists not held

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QUETTA: Journalists will march towards Balochistan if the killers of martyred journalists of Quetta were not traced, threatened President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt while lighting candles in the memory of martyred journalists Irshad mastoid, Abdur Rasool and Muhammad Yunus in front of the Press Club Sunday evening. President Balochistan Union of […]

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Continued attacks on Geo exposing incapability of govt

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HYDERABAD: President Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani) (JUP-N) and Chief of Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair in a joint statement on Sunday vehemently condemned the attacks on Geo News. They said attacks on TV channels are actually attacks on freedom of the press. They said the incidents on the one hand were defaming […]

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4 journalists and 5 support staff shot dead, 38 injured and 06 others received death

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The Asian Human Rights Commission has received shocking reports of journalists having to face the worst ordeals possible, during the course of the year 2014. Four journalists and five of their supporting staff have been killed by “un-known” persons and more than 38 journalists were attacked and injured by the police and mostly by those […]

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PTI rioters pelt Geo offices with stones

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ISLAMABAD: Gangs of violent stone-throwing activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again attacked Geo’s eight-storey building in the federal capital on Saturday around midnight. This is the fourth such attack by PTI workers on the Geo offices. About 150 rioters came in separate groups, gathered around the Geo offices, and pelted the building with […]

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Journalists stage hunger strike camp outside Balochistan PA

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QUETTA: Balochistan Union of Journalist (BUJ) on Thursday held a hunger strike camp outside the Balochistan Assembly to protest against the killing of journalists, attack on media houses and other issues. President BUJ Irfan Saeed, President Quetta Press Club Raza-ur-Rehman, Central leaders of Federal Union of Journalists including Saleem Shahid and Shehzada Zulfiqar remained in […]

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Journalists under attack

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PAKISTAN’S journalists are making news again. In Quetta, they are desperately protesting against the killing of their colleagues, and trying to persuade the authorities to reduce the risks to their security. In Islamabad they appear to be pursuing a less laudable objective. Both instances highlight the seriousness of the hazards the country’s working journalists are […]

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Quetta journalists resume protest

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QUETTA: Journalists on Tuesday resumed their protests for the sixth consecutive day against the targeted killings of senior journalist Irshad Mastoi and two other media personnel here. The law enforcement agencies have failed to find any evidence regarding the incident. Protesters raised slogans against the government for failing to protect the lives and assets of […]

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